Google is hosting a free, one-day event at the Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center in Louisville on Thursday to help job seekers, small-business owners, budding developers, students, educators and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, with Google staff leading hands-on workshops about online marketing tools for small businesses, job search strategies, email basics and search engine optimization.
The Grow with Google event will feature seven different workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and interactive demo stations. Attendees are welcome to drop in for a few sessions or stay all day. Following the Grow with Google event, Google will explore ongoing partnership opportunities with area organizations to help with job training and developing digital skills.
“Even though middle-skill jobs account for 58 percent of Kentucky’s labor market, only 48 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level,” said Tia Bethea, community engagement manager for Grow with Google. “Our goal is to arm job-seekers with the skills they need to land a job in the 21st-century economy.”
“Our innovative entrepreneurs, hardworking small-business owners, and our highly motivated students will all benefit from the exciting tools, demos, and trainings offered at this day-long event,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “Leveraging the latest technology of today will help create the success of tomorrow. This partnership with Google will be a tremendous asset to our state’s business and education leaders.”
To learn more about the free event and to register, visit g.co/GrowLouisville. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended.